Brig Ali approaches Abbottabad commission to record statement: Sources

Published: March 24, 2012
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Brig Ali has been accused of conspiring to overthrow the government, currently facing court martial proceedings. PHOTO: FILE

Brig Ali has been accused of conspiring to overthrow the government, currently facing court martial proceedings. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Brigadier (retd) Ali Khan – who is accused of conspiring to overthrow the government and currently facing court martial proceedings – sent a request to the Abbottabad commission to record his testimony and to make revelations pertaining to the Kargil Operation and the 1999 military coup, sources have revealed.

Sources have said that Brig Ali has requested the Abbottabad commission to allow him to appear in a hearing as he has sensitive information pertaining to national security, which he think should be shared with them. He has, in his written request, stated that he is the one who was most affected by the May 2 raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed.

The application from Brig Ali had been sent though courier dispatch by his family.

Brig Ali, who is accused of having links with Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HuT), had earlier claimed that the court martial is to malign him because he had asked the military brass to fix responsibility for the May 2 raid. Charges of planning an air raid on the General Headquarters using F-16s had also earlier been dropped.

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  • Chao
    Mar 24, 2012 - 6:44PM

    Now its getting interesting. He will never be allowed to testify for sure by this sham commission.

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  • Dr Abdul qadeer
    Mar 24, 2012 - 7:18PM

    May god be with brig Ali

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  • asad
    Mar 24, 2012 - 7:22PM
  • sadeeq
    Mar 24, 2012 - 7:35PM

    interesting it is.Breg has counter attacked now.he has really something to show therefore higher miltary command is afraid of him..

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  • Harry Stone
    Mar 24, 2012 - 7:40PM

    If this is true, I fear he might die of natural causes while being held…….

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  • Mar 24, 2012 - 7:41PM

    Now the picture is getting a bit clear that why Brig. Ali is being cornered .. he was a danger to the american agents in the military and political leadership and was about to expose their treachery.

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  • Hakeem
    Mar 24, 2012 - 7:44PM

    Now it’s becoming interesting!
    Perhaps that’s why Brigadier sb is being persecuted??

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  • Rafay
    Mar 24, 2012 - 7:57PM

    Hero!!!! He should be given the highest civilian award once this is all sorted!

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  • Roflcopter
    Mar 24, 2012 - 7:58PM

    Great patriotic brigadier

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  • YUSUFZAI
    Mar 24, 2012 - 8:04PM

    well,i think there is something more in this case.Public have a right to know.

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  • jibran
    Mar 24, 2012 - 8:16PM

    What was his rank in 1999? What he would have known regarding Kargil and the coup that we don’t know of? Seems like he is trying to cling on to anything that sticks.

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  • Babloo
    Mar 24, 2012 - 8:19PM

    The last vestiges of credibility of the commission rest on accepting the submission of Brigadier Ali and not to silence what he has to say.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Mar 24, 2012 - 8:22PM

    If Yaseen Malik from India can approach to appear before the Memo Scandal Commission, why not Brig Ali can appear before the Abbottabad Commission?

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  • Ayaz
    Mar 24, 2012 - 8:34PM

    How is Brig Ali most effected by May 2 raid? Was he the protector of OBL in Abbotabad?

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  • Umer
    Mar 24, 2012 - 9:59PM

    Finally a witness who is an actual insider and privy to some real information. I wonder if commission would allow him to testify and will allow his testimony out in public.

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  • Falcon
    Mar 24, 2012 - 10:00PM

    This is certainly a very brave move on part of Brig. Ali’s family regardless of the allegations leveled against him. May God protect the family and let’s hope that justice prevails.

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  • Harry Stone
    Mar 24, 2012 - 10:35PM

    If he does know the truth and it is something that differs from the current stated position of PAK you can be assured he will die of natural causes while being held…. the man is either very brave or a fool or both.

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  • Malik
    Mar 24, 2012 - 10:42PM

    @Ayaz: well, cant you see him facing a court martial … it is all linked to May 2nd raid because he raised some questions after the raid that many top officials did not want to hear so here you go ..not only lose your retirement benefits but spend the rest of your life in jail …

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  • WhatisThetruth
    Mar 24, 2012 - 10:48PM

    @Ayaz
    Quiet obvious. He accounted them on it, and now he is facing trumped up charges. The question for me is why link him with HT, why not JuD or some other Jihadi group? Why not even Al Qaeda or Taliban…why HT?

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  • Babloo
    Mar 24, 2012 - 11:16PM

    The commissions credibility is on the line. Brigadier Ali should not be silenced.

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  • Cautious
    Mar 24, 2012 - 11:36PM

    I suspect some of those dark secrets that the military doesn’t want disclosed are now going to come out in the open — lets hope he doesn’t have an accident before he testifies.

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  • Sheeraz
    Mar 24, 2012 - 11:45PM

    why ali ji trying to have a solo flight. You should obey the rules. You have no right to decide the fate of us better just take of urself.

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  • Danish
    Mar 25, 2012 - 12:14AM

    I fully support Brig. Ali and i honestly think that his request for recording a statement should be entertained. He has asked some basic questions from the top brass of Military Establishment, immediately after the May 2 attack. He should be given full chance to present what he has, before the commission. Every body who have slightest of information, has a duty to present it before the Nation. At this moment I have to say that I am very much fearful for the safety of Brig. Ali. Every Body, please pray for his safety. P.s. I think, it’s time we should get mature and face the truth what we have nurtured.Recommend

  • ishaq
    Mar 25, 2012 - 12:21AM

    Brig Ali can Join Politics Too.

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  • UseIt
    Mar 25, 2012 - 12:58AM

    Is he real or is he just a figment of our imagination?

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  • Bux
    Mar 25, 2012 - 3:32AM

    Possibly just a scape goat . . .but if true then, what about all those who have conspired against the citizens and sovereignity of the country and looted and brought so much destuction of life and property on the nation too!!
    Who knows what is what any more!

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Mar 25, 2012 - 5:08AM

    @ Danish, Army is a disciplined force where every move of a serving officer and jawan is recorded and watched under strict scrutiny. No officer or Jawan can write such letters against his own organisation nor become a self proclaimed Messiah. He rose to this high rank enforcing army discipline on others but did not respect himself.

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  • ashok
    Mar 25, 2012 - 8:01AM

    @ Ch Allah Daad writes (Pakistan) “Army is a disciplined force where every move of a serving officer and jawan is recorded and watched under strict scrutiny….”

    ….really?

    …since when?

    What happened to this rentier and blood money thirsty army of yours in 1971 when it committed genocide in the eastern wing of its own country?

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Mar 25, 2012 - 9:13AM

    Brig Ali must be allowed to appear and testify what he wants to reveal. If Shaikh Rasheed and so many others have been allowed then why not a personnel who must have been either Major or Lt.Colonel in 1999.Recommend

  • Mar 25, 2012 - 9:22AM

    All charges against Brig. Ali are false, he is the real man at least who had guts to stand before the servants Uncle Sam.

    Innocent Until proven

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  • Simplicity
    Mar 25, 2012 - 10:00AM

    @Ch. Allah Dad

    Yes sir very disciplined force. What happened when Sharfu made himself chief again and again. I guess then Mr. Discipline was on leave. Lame excuses and justifications.

    Brig. Ali is sincere with his people and if nothing to hide then what to fear from.

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  • Tariq
    Mar 25, 2012 - 10:52AM

    This is the time for more Brig Alis to come up and expose the dirty face of the top brass and to get rid off western puppets both in military and political sphere. Moreover, it is the right to CHANGE the system and to reestablish Islamic khilafah.

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  • Abdullah
    Mar 25, 2012 - 1:07PM

    @Jibran: He was Brigadier in 1999 and in 2011 he was still Brigadier… He was not promoted because of his sincerity and honestyRecommend

  • Abdullah
    Mar 25, 2012 - 1:12PM

    He was longest serving Brigadier in Pakistan Army

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  • Ali
    Mar 25, 2012 - 4:01PM

    We love brig Ali

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  • farva yasin
    Mar 25, 2012 - 4:22PM

    my uncle is very nice person,we love our family,he is innocent

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  • Danish
    Mar 25, 2012 - 6:45PM

    @Ch. Allah Dad! As clearly depicted by the comments and the recommendations on the comments, once can clearly see that people conscious is awakening. No body can lie now and no body should do. @Ashok! Yes i have to agree with you,what these people did to our brothers, they still are doing the same thing in our Balochistan. Alas. the foollest of the fools rule our country.

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  • Bilal Hashim
    Mar 26, 2012 - 7:25AM

    @Dr. Tashfeen bin Rizwan: yup.

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  • ibrar hussain
    Mar 26, 2012 - 11:09AM

    My personal thinking is that some consipayracy behind tuis matter i prat to Allah true come soon and Allah give his patientRecommend

  • Iftikhar
    Mar 27, 2012 - 10:47PM

    He must have been a Captain in 1998 so he knows nothing about kargil. This is a joke. This man tried to attack Pakistani parliament and now he is called a hero. We are so naive as a nation.

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  • Taimur
    Mar 28, 2012 - 10:35PM

    May Justice Prevail…..Ameen

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